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Investment Policy Monitor



UNCTAD has been collecting information on changes in national foreign direct investment (FDI) policies on an annual basis since 1992. This collection has provided input to the analysis of global and regional investment policy trends in the World Investment Report, the quarterly Investment Policy Monitor (since 2009) and the UNCTAD-OECD Reports on G20 Measures.

In 2011, to further strengthen the quality of reporting, UNCTAD revised the methodology of monitoring investment policy measures. and revised the measures going back to 2000 accordingly.

The Investment Policy Monitor provides the international investment community with country-specific, up-to-date information about the latest developments in foreign investment policies.

Through its monitoring of investment policy changes, UNCTAD offers cutting-edge and innovative contributions to investment policy discourse, and contributes to preparing the ground for future policymaking in the interest of making foreign investment work for growth and development.

Note: the policy measures are identified through a systematic review of government and business intelligence sources. Measures are verified, to the fullest extent possible, by referencing government sources. The compilation of measures is not exhaustive.

Disclaimer: the boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations.

Number of policy measures per economy (since Jan 01, 2010)
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Investment Policy  Measures

There are a total of 929 results

Feb 04, 2019
GuatemalaTax Benefits for Companies in Special Zones

The regulation for Special Public Economic Development Zones, which came into effect on 4 February 2019, establishes fiscal incentives for companies operating under this scheme.Among the tax benefits provided by the Law are the exemption ...

Feb 04, 2019
PanamaTax incentives for the tourism sector modified

According to the Law Project 696, approved on 4 February 2019, tax incentives are modified and other tax obligations as provided by Law 80 of 8 November 2012. The tourism sector will get tax incentives until 2025 designed to promote ...

Feb 01, 2019
Viet NamDecrees set requirements for foreign-invested vocational institutions

The Vietnamese Government has issued a series of conditions for setting up foreign-invested vocational training institutions in Vietnam, expected to take effect from 20 March 2019. The conditions were itemised in Decree 15/2019/ND-CP, ...

Feb 01, 2019
IndiaNew FDI rules for e-commerce

On 26 December 2018, the government of India announced several restrictive changes in its FDI policy for online retailers, first floated in 2016. The new rules aim at safeguarding the interests of offline retailers. The changes are ...

Jan 24, 2019
Senegal Adoption of new petroleum code

The petroleum code, which was adopted on 24 January 2019 as Law No. 01/2019, aims to reinforce the preservation of national interests and local content. It includes several key points: Royalties are calculated on gross production ...

Latest Publications

Publication article
Dec 07, 2018

Investment Policy Monitor No. 20

The new Monitor finds that 29 countries took 49 investment policy measures from May to October 2018. The ratio of new investment restrictions and regulations stood at 30 percent over the first ten months of 2018, which is the highest figure since 2010.

Publication article
Nov 22, 2018

Twentieth Report on G20 Investment Measures

The joint UNCTAD-OECD Report indicates that investment policy measures taken by G20 Members show a mixed picture. While some point towards greater openness for foreign investment and the easing of conditions for international capital flows, especially where enterprise investment is concerned, others introduce new investment restrictions.